UNIV 300 Returns this Fall, Teaching Students to be Selective Researchers

Posted: April 14, 2014 -- letizia

Lotus Development Corp. founder Mitch Kapor spoke for the majority of uninitiated Web users when he said, “Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.”

Washington State University Libraries and the Office of Undergraduate Education are bringing back a class this fall that will teach university students to moderate that flow of information – and to be more effective researchers in the process.



April 3: Crimson Reads Celebrates Faculty-Authored Books

Posted: April 2, 2014 -- letizia

A faculty author’s road to publication may only be fully appreciated by the librarians who, whether offering information or an ear, walk the same road to bring that book to light. Trevor Bond, head of WSU's Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections, followed one faculty member’s progress for eight years. For the full WSU News story, visit https://news.wsu.edu/2014/04/01/april-3-crimson-reads-celebrates-faculty....



Search IT Maintenance This Weekend (3/29 & 3/30)

Posted: March 27, 2014 -- merrilla

There will be two short maintenance periods for Search It this weekend.  



'Clipped History' Exhibit Starts March 27 in MASC

Posted: March 25, 2014 -- letizia

The impact of the Depression-era Works Progress Administration often is measured by the millions of jobs it created, the billions of dollars spent on national public works projects and even a song about the Grand Coulee Dam by folksinger Woody Guthrie. In the Pacific Northwest, one WPA project had a different benchmark: the column inch.



Feb. 27: Learn about Handheld Devices at ‘Gadget Menagerie’

Posted: February 18, 2014 -- letizia

Washington State University Libraries will hold free, public training 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in Terrell 20E about e-readers, tablets and other handheld devices – how they work, what they have in common and basic tips. WSU Libraries’ staff, in an earlier session in the same room, will learn troubleshooting and ways to help patrons with their devices.



Atrium Music Series Schedule - Spring 2014

Posted: February 13, 2014 -- ray.henry

Spring 2014 Atrium Music Series Schedule    (Most Fridays from 12:15 - 1:00pm)

Atrium Music


Libraries, Museum of Anthropology Welcome History Students for Research Exploration

Posted: February 13, 2014 -- letizia

From sewing a miniature book binding to watching a demonstration of shaping a stone tool, nearly 200 eighth-graders from Lincoln Middle School recently took a whirlwind tour of library sciences and anthropological research at Washington State University to prepare for their final history project this spring.



Introduction to ATLAS.ti: A Webinar Presentation

Posted: February 11, 2014 -- scales

Attend the Webinar and learn about this qualitative research tool.  (Scroll down for more information).

Join us:

Introduction to ATLAS.ti: A Webinar Presentation
March 3rd, 2014
10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Terrell 103



White Rose Exhibit Details History of Resistance Movement

Posted: January 29, 2014 -- letizia

Starting Monday, Feb. 3, WSU Libraries will host a monthlong exhibit and related events on the White Rose, a student-led German resistance group formed during World War II.

In 1942 and 1943, University of Munich students led an underground campaign calling for the German people to actively resist the policies imposed by Nazism. The students and their professor were later arrested and executed for their actions. The exhibit is a remembrance of the resistance group, created by the Munich-based White Rose Foundation.



Library Anxiety: It's Real and Students Can Beat It

Posted: January 16, 2014 -- letizia

As Washington State University classes resume this week, humanities/social sciences reference librarian Erica Nicol has just the remedy for new and returning students who get the heebie-jeebies just opening the doors to campus libraries. Her online guide explores the origins of library anxiety and offers tips for beating it (http://libguides.wsulibs.wsu.edu/content.php?pid=256769).